Dr. Samuel S. Lightstone (IBM)

AI and Big Data: State of the Art Today and Challenges for Jewish Life Tomorrow

In this session Sam Lightstone will showcase the current state of the art for Big Data and AI, and the far-reaching advances already achieved in natural language processing, medical diagnostics, finance, simulation, automation, and art. We are literally living through a transformational moment in history where these technologies are redefining human life. Sam will discuss the challenges to Jewish life that are likely to emerge around family economics, Sabbath observance, Torah scholarship, Halacha, religious engagement and Jewish continuity.